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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Reduce Environmental Impacts with Sustainable Landscaping

Florida native Coontie

You may be familiar with Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM (FFL), but have you heard the term Sustainable Landscaping? Sustainable Landscaping is a new class being offered in the FFL program at UF/IFAS Extension Orange County. Sustainability is defined by the Oxford… Read More

Orange County Adopt-A-Tree Program

magnolias for tree giveaway

Trees are so cool! Not only do they provide shade and oxygen but many other benefits as well. From reducing energy use and improving water management to providing wildlife habitats and improved well-being for humans, trees are an… Read More

Conserve Water with High-Efficiency Rotary Irrigation Nozzles

Rotator nozzle

The landscape irrigation system is one of the largest water-using appliances. This may account for up to 50% of a home’s water use. The efficiency of the home irrigation system is often overlooked. Consequentially, is has potential to… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Exploration Gardens

The 4 acre demonstration gardens at the UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Education Center, 6021 S. Conway Rd., Orlando, provides excellent opportunities for hands-on, visual planting displays emphasizing low maintenance Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles and locally recommended plant varieties. Urban… Read More

Cool Caladiums

Caladium Foliage

Many of my friends are crazy about caladiums. I’m not much for foliage plants; if it doesn’t flower or fruit, why bother? But after seeing the range of sizes and colors that can sizzle in a shady corner,… Read More